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Danaid Eggfly

Danaid Eggfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-01 10:35
Viewed: 3162
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hypolimnas bolina / The Danaid Eggfly
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Hypolimnas
Species: H. bolina
Binomial name : Hypolimnas bolina
The Danaid Eggfly is an excellent example of sexual diamorphism. The male is black with white oval spots. The female is a mimic of the unpalatable Plain Tiger in appearance and behavior. It can be distinguished from the Plain Tiger by the single black spot on its hind wing as opposed to three or four spots on the Plain Tiger and by comparing the pattern of their wing margins.

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Hello Haraprasan,wonderful shot of this butterfly with beautiful colours and details.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-07-01 11:50]

Hello haraprasan,
What an excellent macro of this beautiful and elegant butterfly!
The colors and lighting are just great and the BG is perfect!
TFS and G's,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-01 12:07]

Hello haraprasan,
An excellent, if not from an unsual POV, capture of this danaid mimic, the Danaid Eggfly.
The lateral POV shows the upper surface of the windgs with fine sharpness, DOF and colours against a good neutral natural BG in a fine composition.
Thanks for sharing this great image,

Hi Haraprasan,

An ingenious and very original POV!

Excellent blur from the bottom and a perfect composition.

A picture that breathes art!

Greetings & TFS!


Namastay MF Haraprasan,
An awesome macro capture of this beautiful Nymphalid b-fly from wonderful POV with nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-01 16:22]

Hi Haraprasan,

I love the unusual position of this elegant looking Eggfly. Nice details, textures and colors. A lovely composition.


Hi Haraprasan,

Nice capture with a innovative PoV. Good background.


Hello Haraprasan,
a beautiful picture of the Danaid Eggfly, very good selective focus and splendid natural colours, nice composition with a very beautiful OOF BG.
Best regards

Hi Haraprasan,

Nice and unusual pov and good of sharpnes.
Fine colours.

this is a very nice image, the sharpness is also good, composition wise, it is upto my liking, thanks to the contrasting colours, a nice natural perch and a subtle BG.

Ciao Haraprasan, elegant butterfly by unusual POV, splendid blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Haraprasan

beautiful close-up photo of this butterfly
with very fine POV and specially the framing,
fine focus with excellent sharpness and details,



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-04 5:05]

Hello Haraprasan,
Artistical and unconventional picture of a butterfly. I like the low point of view you have chosen and the special pose of the butterfly. Very fine colors too. For me the Danaid Eggfly is a most beautiful creature.
Thanks for this special picture.
Take care

Hi Haraprasan
I like the POV here. Also perfectly blured background. Minimalistic and beautiful. Sharpness on butterfy could been a little bit better but it is still a very good picture

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